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Grace Khachaturian, a senior in journalism, was crowned Miss Illinois 2018 on Saturday, June 9.A Champaign native, Khachaturian will represent the state at the national competition in September. Five previous Miss Illinois contestants have been crowned Miss America. They include: Lois Delander (… Read More
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Recent graduate Nate Hartmann ’14 MS ADV, was featured in an article in The New York Times about young entrepreneurs and some of the challenges they face as they run their businesses.Hartmann was interviewed because he started a digital advertising and marketing agency in 2010 when he was only 18.… Read More
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The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting has been awarded the 2017 Peter Lisagor Award in the online category for the Best Investigative/Public Service Reporting for the story:Monsanto, seed-corn companies continue use of contractors despite allegations of migrant labor abuses. The story was… Read More
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Justin Breen, the Founder/CEO of BrEpic Communications LLC and Journalism Chair for the University of Illinois College of Media Alumni Board, won a Silver Trumpet award from the Publicity Club of Chicago at the 59th annual Golden Trumpet Awards competition on May 22.The competition, held at Chicago… Read More
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The College of Media is pleased to announce several additions to the leadership team.Stephanie Craft will be assuming the position of Head of the Department of Journalism, effective June 16, 2018. Her research focuses on news literacy and journalism ethics. Mike Yao will become Interim Head of the… Read More
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CL Cole, head of the Department of Media and Cinema Studies, has received the Campus Award for Excellence in Faculty Leadership. The Office of the Provost sponsors the campus-level awards in recognition of excellence in faculty leadership for those faculty who distinguish themselves with their… Read More
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Once again, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign has won the award for Largest American Advertising Federation college chapter this school year with 450 members. The group is advised by Steve Hall, senior lecturer in the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising.A student representative… Read More
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The College of Media hosted an undergraduate research symposium during which students shared their research projects.The poster session included: Telepresence in Virtual Reality Branded Content: Does the Device Matter? Aparna Sivasankaran, Senior in Advertising Content Analysis of Food and… Read More
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All are invited to hear Associate Professor David ParisiTuesday, May 1, 4 p.m. Gregory Hall 215 The new wave of interest in haptic human-computer interfaces, fueled by a resurgent interest in virtual reality, has prompted speculation that we are finally witnessing the long-anticipated incorporation… Read More
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The 4th Annual Illinifest Student Film Festival will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Greg Hall Theater from 11am-8pm, admission is FREE to all. The 2018 festival received 130 submissions of short films. Of those 31 from 11 countries and campus were selected to screen in three categories: … Read More
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Ben Holden, teaching assistant professor in the Department of Journalism, has received the Teaching Excellence Award from Illinois Student Government. The award is the highest honor that the student body has for educators at Illinois.Students nominate educators who have had a significant impact on… Read More
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By Jessica BursztynskyBill Nack, legendary sports journalist and 1966 University of Illinois alumnus, died April 13 at his home in Washington, D.C., due to complications from cancer. He was 77 years old. Nack is most known for his book-turned-film Secretariat about the 1973 Triple Crown winner… Read More
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Student bullying on the internet could be headed for a showdown with a 50-year-old U.S. Supreme Court case that granted expansive First Amendment rights to kids in public school.When it does, University of Illinois journalism professor Benjamin Holden, through a two-part legal study, is ready to… Read More
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University of Illinois faculty and students from the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising received several awards at the 2018 annual conference of the American Academy of Advertising in New York City, March 22-25, 2018.Faculty:Journal of Advertising Best Article:Vargas, Patrick T., Brittany… Read More
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A number of faculty and students from the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising and the Institute of Communications Research were in New York City participating in the American Academy of Advertising annual conference this weekend.Papers presented included: From Dislikes to Likes: The Future… Read More
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Since the 2016 election, political journalists have been operating in a whirlwind of Tweets, leaks, investigations, and shattered norms of governance. Please join a panel discussion hosted by the College of Media’s Department of Journalism that will address the challenges and implications of that… Read More
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The results for the Fall 2017 administration of student ratings of instructors has been announced. Results are based on Instructor and Course Evaluation (ICES) questionnaire forms maintained by Measurement and Evaluation, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.This list is based on ICES… Read More
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“The Fugitive,” starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones, will open the 20th annual Roger Ebert Film Festival hosted by Chaz Ebert, coming April 18-22 to downtown Champaign.Roger Ebert called the film “one of the best entertainments of the year” when it opened 25 years ago, and its director,… Read More
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Lillian Barkley, a 2017 Dow Jones News Fund multiplatform editing intern at The New York Times, is the 14th Edward Trayes Scholar. She was selected by the professor who celebrated his 50th summer last year directing the training program at Temple University.Read the full story here.
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Congratulations to those selected as the inaugural recipients of the College of Media Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. In line with the campus awards structure, the College offered three awards—one to a graduate student, one to a specialized faculty member, and one to a tenure track… Read More